mkel07 (3741) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
640ml bottle. Extremely vibrant and appealing in the glass with a red tinge that is like looking at the sun through a dust storm. Crackly slight head that quickly dissapates. Spicy fruit aromas abound and the flavour is light and dry with a slightly tart green apple finish.
gam (3356) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
640ml bottle Good head copper coloured ale medium carbonation aroma woody fruit mildly floral has a perfume about it flavour great taste of apple sweet a little acidic touch not rough some grape always the apple pleasantness to the finish aftertaste is mildly sour works well
maneliquor (3287) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Off notes when I first started on craft beer. Not a fond memory of this beer according to these scribbles. Cider like fruitiness and belgian yeast dominate nose and taste. Quite sessionable but a weird combo of flavours. Not my thing
bluevegie (3061) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
After trying it twice before I having been dodging it since, well I took it along to this Italian restaurant tonight and it seemed to go down a treat, maybe it was the earlier beers that helped it along, the noticeable apples make it more of a fruit beer than a saison.
hawthorne00 (2556) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2010 640ml bottle, 10C. Pours clear copper with a small and rapidly disappearing light-beige head. Aroma has yeast, apples and spices. Decent sweet/ tart balance with some depth and barnyard touches. Really rather cider-like. Finishes tart with allspice, white pepper and a hint of metal. [3.3]
Bottle. BB earlier this month. Burnt orange with a small light beige head that lasts in a tulip. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. More malt sweetness and spicier than it was with mellow apples, some slight sour funk and a mildly sweet peppery finish. Has improved a bit and will make pleasant summer drinking.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Tastes like a james squire with some rough cider poured in on it ie decent beer but nothing that interesting and the sweet cloying juice makes tacking a pint a chore rather than a joy.
Davros (2041) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours vibrant pale amber with a creamy lasting head.
Nose shows some tangy apple cider, some bready malt and a bit of wheat. Not bad.
Flavours include soft sweet apple, bready malt, and finishes quite dry, as a good saison should.
Light body, soft carbonation that could be a little higher.
Very light and refreshing, it does actually remind me of Saison Dupont, I assume they used a genuine saison yeast or something?
davidm (1957) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 640ml. Very interesting beer. Aroma of apples, caramel, and earth. Taste is sweet, with a touch of acidity, and good length. Palate is thin-to-medium body, and sparkling. Amber colour, with no head.
Stew41 (1760) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perhaps an unsual style and for the most part worked well. Can definitely pick up the apple juice, fairly simple and juicy at that, and some sour spice coming through, but this ’saison’ not is fairly mild. There’s a stinky, meaty, yeasty Belgian Ale flavour that provides some interest. No bad I guess but overall not particularly challenging.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Platform Bar, Brisbane. Pours amber with a white head that quickly disappeared. The nose is musty apples and spicy yeast phenolics. There’s no hiding from the sweetness in flavour though, with a few murmurs around pointing out the similarities to common mainstream ciders. It’s definitely sugary in taste and a tad overdone. It lacks the inviting dryness of a true saision, and I found one glass was a little rough to get through.